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On Yahoo! Sports yesterday, Ball Don’t Lie ranked the top 10 NBA general managers of the last decade. Guess who’s number one: We don’t know how much impact Gregg Popovich has had on Buford’s wheelings and dealings, and R.C. has had help (current Oklahoma City GM Sam Presti was on his payroll for years). Buford also had nothing to do with the acquisitions of David Robinson (1987) or Tim Duncan(notes)…

…usually doesn’t mean a whole hell of a lot. But still, it’s nice to watch the once and future (and never will be) Spurs fight for recognition and credibility. Summer League is a chance for rookies to make their introduction to the league, sophomores to hone their skills and try to earn some more playing time, and fringe players to fight for notoriety and roster spots. There is some fantastic…

‘Sheed is gone to Boston. All the dreams (and nightmares) of Wallace wearing the Silver and Black can now be put to rest. I was really high on ‘Sheed, and I think that this is a great pick up for the Celtics. And one way or another, we still need to find a veteran big man to play alongside Duncan and our suddenly youthful and athletic frontline. A lot of…

…the free agency carousel spins on. But first, a look back at the draft. I don’t really follow college basketball closely, so outside of the top prospects, I have limited and uninformed opinions on the players being chosen. Especially in the second round, when the Spurs tend to select. So imagine my surprise when the Spurs drafted not one but two potential impact players in the second round. Picking up…

After our early playoff exit, I took a much needed (though maybe not well deserved) break. I continued to follow the playoffs and track all things Spurs related. I just chose not to write about it. But the Spurs decided to kick off the ‘offseason‘ (which, for many teams, is much more exciting than the regular season) in high fashion, so I have no choice but to write about it….

The 2009 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Orlando Magic start tonight. If there is any correlation between the outcome of the series and how often each team dunks, the Magic should feel pretty good about their chances of winning. Matthew Futterman writes in today’s Wall Street Journal (“The Return of ‘Chocolate Thunder’”): During the past five seasons, Dwight Howard has amassed 1,062 dunks, 248 more than his…

In just minutes, the Denver Nuggets tip-off against the Los Angeles Lakers in this year’s Western Conference Finals. Were it not for an unfortunate twist of fate, the Spurs would likely be facing the Lakers right now. I look at the Nuggets-Lakers series and imagine what might have been, had Manu not re-injured his ankle last month, and going back further, had he not played in the 2008 Olympics. With…

And thus the season ends, not with a bang, but with a whimper. Giving little resistance to inevitability, fatigue, and the Mavs, we quietly walked away from the playoff stage. There’s little need to give analysis of last night’s game. The writing was on the wall; we all knew we were outmanned and outplayed this series. Credit the Mavs. They are playing brilliantly right now, and are coalescing in a…

Buck Harvey has an excellent article in today’s Express News about Bruce Bowen, and the sobering realization that today may be Bruce’s last game as a Spur. Many argue that Bruce is just a step below Manu, Tim, and Tony in relevance to our last 3 championships. I might argue he belongs in the conversation as the 4th musketeer. Bowen took on the dirty work night in and night out…

That about sums it up. Not much more to say about yesterday’s game, but let’s try regardless. Pop made one major adjustment, starting Bowen in Place of Mason, Jr., hoping to have a defensive answer for Barea. I was actually in favor of this move and was happy with the results. Bowen has proven himself time and again in the playoffs, and if we’re going to go down, let’s go…